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ceilometer

noun ceil·om·e·ter \sē-ˈlä-mə-tər\

Definition of CEILOMETER

:  a photoelectric instrument for determining by triangulation the height of the cloud ceiling above the earth

Origin of CEILOMETER

ceiling + -o- + -meter
First Known Use: 1943

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